116 I love the Lord because he has heard my prayer for mercy;[a] 2 for he listens to me whenever I call. 3 The ropes of death were wound around me and the anguish of Sheol[b] came upon me; I encountered distress and sorrow. 4 Then I called on the name of the Lord, “Lord, please deliver me!”[c]
5 The Lord is gracious and righteous; our God is compassionate; 6 the Lord watches over the innocent;[d] I was brought low, and he delivered me. 7 Return to your resting place, my soul, for the Lord treated you generously. 8 Indeed, you delivered my soul from death, my eyes from crying,[e] and my feet from stumbling.
9 I will walk in the Lord’s presence in the lands of the living. 10 I will continue to believe, even when I say, “I am greatly afflicted” 11 and speak hastily, “All people are liars!”
12 What will I return to the Lord for all his benefits to me? 13 I will raise my cup of deliverance and invoke the Lord’s name. 14 I will fulfill my vows to the Lord in the presence of all his people.
15 In the sight of the Lord, the death of his faithful ones is valued.
16 Lord, I am indeed your servant. I am your servant. I am the son of your handmaid. You have released my bonds. 17 I will bring you a thanksgiving offering and call on the name of the Lord! 18 I will fulfill my vows to the Lord in the presence of all his people, 19 in the courts of the Lord’s house, in your midst, Jerusalem.
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